Community gardens in Utrecht

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Land use, Collaborative Economy

Tags: community gardens, Utrecht

Organisation: Utrecht City

Main partners:

Localisation: Utrecht (The Netherlands)

Summary

In Utrecht in the last few years a great diversity of community gardens has emerged. These include: gardens where young children work together with elderly people, gardens where people with diverse ethnic backgrounds unite, gardens where vulnerable people with severe mental and addiction challenges can find peace and learn to participate in society again, gardens in privileged neighbourhoods as well as in poorer districts, food gardens, educational gardens as well as more creative art gardens.

Bottom-up urban planning in Almere Oosterwold

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Eco Production, Land use, Collaborative Economy

Tags: Oosterwold, urban planning

Organisation: 1. Municipality of Zeewolde; 2. Municipality of Almere

Main partners:

  • Initiators from Civil society and citizens

Localisation: Almere (The Netherlands)

Summary

Oosterwold is an area of 4,300 hectares to the east of Almere, with space for 15,000 new habitations while still maintaining its green and agriculutural character. The municipalities of Zeewolde and Almere, who together govern the area, have decided to leave the development of this area entirely to private citizen’s initiative.

Ghent Food Strategy

Categories: Governance, Strategy and Planning, Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Eco Consumption, Waste Prevention, Communication and Education, Water

Organisation: Ghent municipality

Main partners:

 

Localisation: Ghent (Belgium)

Summary

The main goal of Ghent’s food policy is to lessen the negative climate impacts in every step of the food chain and increase the sustainability of the food system. After instating the project ‘Thursday Veggie-day’ [Donderdag Veggiedag], the city wanted to create a strategy that would help towards the goal in making Ghent a climate neutral city by 2050, including its food system. As a result of this commitment, Gent launched the Gent en Garde program in 2013.

Recycling fund in Scotland

Categories: Biogenic fraction, Eco Production, Economic, Metal, Glass, Reuse and preparing for reuse, Plastic, EEE, Recycling

Organisation: Zero Waste Scotland

Main partners:

Localisation: Scotland (UK)

Summary

The Scottish Recycling Fund (SRF) is a £3.8 million (€5 million) fund established in 2015 by Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Enterprise to develop or expand materials reprocessing capacity and remanufacturing facilities in Scotland. The fund is able to offer loans, repayable over a 3-5 year period on commercial terms, to organisations that are interested in developing the relevant infrastructure in Scotland. While loans are primarily for capital investment, they can include working capital.